OtterBox - Defender Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S8+ - Gray/blue

Enjoy outdoor adventures without worrying about your phone by using this OtterBox Defender case. Triple-layer protection guards your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus against shock, scratches and dust, and cutouts with covers maintain your access to ports.
$59.99

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    • OtterBox Defender Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S8+

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2202 out of 2342)

    Features


    Designed for use with Samsung Galaxy S8+ cell phones

    For a precise fit.

    Scratch-resistant design

    Protects your device against accidental damage.

    Built-in stand

    Enables comfortable hands-free viewing.

    Included holster

    Offers simple, comfortable carrying.


    Customer rating

    4.6
    95%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect fit, outstanding protection you must have

      Posted
      Alan
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      If you have a Galaxy S8+, you absolutely NEED this case. The S8+ is a beautifully designed phone. Looks great and feels great, But it achieves those design points by using an all glass enclosure front, back, and curved sides and corners. It's smooth, slippery, and pretty large to get a good grip on even with big hands. And it's virtually impossible to drop this phone onto a hard surface without cracking the glass, which is a minimum $200 repair. You WILL drop it, or it will creep out of your pants pocket and leap to the floor by itself, or you will set it on the couch beside you and it will immediately head for the crack between the cushions and drop through. You MUST have a strong, impervious case on this phone. Enter the OtterBox Defender. It fits the phone perfectly with a hard plastic shell wrapped in a soft rubber cover., all without adding more than a quarter inch or so to each side. Now I can comfortably grip the phone without it wriggling free, it stays in my pants pocket until I want it, and it no longer tries to run for the crack in my sofa. The case design allows full visibility of the curved phone edges, while curving up slightly at the top and bottom to make sure that even if it's dropped, the glass will not impact the floor. Exactly what I needed. Should have bought it with the phone. I learned my $200 lesson in the first week I had the phone. Good looking non intrusive design that offers exactly the protection you need!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Let's see. Love it or hate it?

      Posted
      RubberToe
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I was close to my contract renewal date (a couple of months out) and decided to go from an S6 Edge+ to the S8+. A good case is always a concern, but not so much for style as protection. I have always preferred a belt clip/holster style case, as I never seem to have enough pockets for a phone this size. On my S6 Edge+, I used a Buddibox belt clip/holster style case and it was very satisfactory for my use. When I got my phone at BB, I got several accessories also, and the Otterbox is a very highly rated cover for protection. My BB Verizon rep, Niko, installed the phone into it for me. It's Black and grippy and tightly embraces the phone. So much so, I had to watch a youtube video to find out how to remove the phone from it! Very "industrial." If you remove the belt clip and put the phone into it backwards, it morphs into a "kickstand" to allow landscape viewing of videos. Very neat! No, it doesn't have liquid and "glitter" in it and look chic, but it WILL protect my phone. If you're like me, this is the H2 of cases.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Perfect fit and size for good protection

      Posted
      Ndixon
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I did my research before buying it, even though I put an otter box on all my phones. The defender case is perfect for quality protection, and not to bulky or I might just be accustomed to big phones with defender cases. Only downfall is the defender case for this phone doesn't come with the built in screen protector "bc of full screen design". They offer for an addition $40-$50 a tempered glass screen protector that's supposed to work with the case. After reading multiple reviews on that it is a waste of money. If you want to spend the money for a defender case, and additional money for the tempered glass, you mine as well spend the $100 on a life proof case. Overall I'm happy, and took away 1 star for the built in screen protector no longer being part of the defender case, and them wanting you to buy a separate screen protector. Returned one of the 2 black cases for the gray and blue case. I'm not a fan of having an expensive sleek phone with a solid black blah case to protect it

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Right choice "Otter Box"

      Posted
      Galaxy4life
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is my first Otter box case but my husband has always had one. I read a lot of reviews before the purchase it was between this and 'Lifeproof'. I love my choice. I've not had any problems the case fits and looks great. I opted not to get the glass shield for the front because I am very careful with my phone and I had another case and I didn't have a shield and I did drop it and didn't have any problems and that was a cheap case I bought off Amazon for $7 so I figured I should be safe with Otter box. But that's why I scored it 4 stars instead of the full 5 because it's still a possibility that something could crack because the glass isn't fully protected. But if you are unsure go ahead and purchase this one it's great and even without the shield I still feel my phone is protected.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great PROTECTion

      Posted
      knivels
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      One of the few cases I felt worthy of my S8 Plus. Pros: All round protection. Although I don't holster on my belt, I carry my phone around with the holster case attached to protect the screen. Ends curve up and provide clearance between screen and surface the phone may be placed on; could prevent damage to screen i.e. scratches. Samsung's convertible fast wireless charger appears to work through this case (Best buy Rep kindly demonstrated in the store). Finicky though as it would not charge in upright mode. Opening in the back makes it easy to locate the fingerprint sensor without smudging the camera lens. Cons: Requires removal for Occulus. Tab protecting charging opening appears to press (forcibly) against the charger when connected to phone. May not amount to much but it's an observation. Slightly bulky in my opinion but it's to be expected with this level of layered protection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Too bulky

      Posted
      eayazici
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Well ottorboxes are bulky but this one has a serious design flaw which it doesnt come with screen protector. Otterbox says its because of screen design but they do sell a tempered screen protector for extra. I felt it was a easy way to grab money as its already very expensive case. Also port covers are wrongly designed. they dont open towards back they open towards screen so every time you plug a cable in and out you need to press the outer silicone shell again. Also I do think instead of silicone outer layer it needs to have a plastic back etc for dampening the fall. With my test I thought that it fits but also transfers any push directly on to fragile glass back and front of s8+. So not entirely otterboxes fault but not the best design and not comfortable to hold in hand (it has rough edges instead of curved ones) 2 stars because it does come with belt holder. Some might like that.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A bit Disappointing Otterbox Case

      Posted
      MakotoZeroX
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Anytime that I get a new phone I always get the Defender Otterbox case for my phone. I was super excited about getting my Galaxy S8+ and I wanted to make sure I protect my new phone with a new Defender Case. When I got it through the mail I notices that it said a screen less edition, at first I thought maybe I ordered the wrong version of the case but it seems like otter box was not able to make a case in time the phone's release to have the full protection including the screen. I am most likely going to be returning the case and looking for a different version or waiting for the actual real defender case with the screen protector to be released.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        OtterBox Customer Support

        Hi MakotoZeroX,

        Thanks for being such a longstanding Otter friend and fan! We truly appreciate your support throughout the years, and we sincerely hope that you consider sticking with us in an effort to help keep your latest device safe from harm!

        Although we can appreciate your confusion, the new Screenless Defender for the Galaxy S8+ was anything but a rush on our part. Quite the contrary, as a matter of fact, as we have worked tirelessly to offer what we consider to be the very best protective and performance-based solution for this particular device given its uniquely curved touchscreen.

        If a direct interaction with the screen of your S8+ is a bit out of your comfort zone, we do carry a tempered glass screen protector called the Alpha Glass that is designed to be a perfect companion piece to your current case.

        If you have any further Otter questions, concerns, or comments, please feel welcome to give our friendly representatives a quick call at 1-855-688-7269, and we’ll always be happy to help!

        Best,
        OtterBox Customer Service Team otterbox

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Nice case, Too expensive, No screen protection.

      Posted
      Bender
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have alway's used OtterBox Defender series on my phones and tablet's and this case is the most expensive phone case to date and the first not to have a screen protector. If I get less protection why should it cost more? For the money they should have included their new screen protector that they sell separately and again overpriced as well. The case is also not made as well as the case on my Samsung S5. I have found many people complaining that the buttons are harder to press than on the older cases, this is due to the bottons on the slipcover are the same size as the holes in the shell not allowing for free movement. This can be easily resolved by using a file on the button holes in the shell to make slightly larger, thus allowing the rubber button extenders on the slipcover to move freely. To the people at OtterBox, putting Screenless on the box as if it is a benefit and charging more is just a Dick move!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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